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What is western about western regional science?

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  • Jon R. Miller

    (University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-3172, USA)

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After defining regional science as social science with a sense of place, I examine alternative speculations about the meaning of a western sense of place, concluding that it is about a relationship with a unique landscape, one characterized by extremes in climate and geology, great distances between places, and a colorful past of commodity extraction. But visions of this relationship with the landscape are in conflict. I then search for the "western" in western regional science by examining the residential location of members of the Western Regional Science Association (WRSA), and the place names (or lack thereof) in titles of conference papers, and conclude that the most western aspect of western regional science is the field trip or landscape tourism nature of the annual meeting. The paper ends with an appeal to expand the western sense of place in the WRSA.

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  • Jon R. Miller, 1996. "What is western about western regional science?," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 30(4), pages 343-350.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:30:y:1996:i:4:p:343-350 Note: Received: March 1996 / Accepted in revised form: September 1996
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    1. Polzin, Paul E, 1990. "The Verification Process and Regional Science," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, pages 61-67.
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    1. Rees, John, 2000. "Regional Science: Evolving in New Directions," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 30(1), pages 43-47, Summer.
    2. Lay Gibson & Robert Monahan & David Plane, 2012. "The first fifty years of the Western Regional Science Association: the making of the WRSA brand," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 48(2), pages 363-389, April.

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